Emily Leach

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Austin, Texas USA

Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Qualified Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Rated 4.87/5 by 3 students
Why work with me? I'm extremely passionate about working with people to learn how to master the skills to sail - confidently! Most sailing schools run students through a fast-paced, pre-formatted training program. I've been in them and walked away still not sure how to sail. It was expensive and unfulfilling. We will spend our time together on the water working on building your sailing skills, not memorizing answers to test questions. Sailing is the adventure and experience of a lifetime for most people, it would be my honor to support you in your dream to sail


NauticEd Credentials

  • Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

After finishing my initial sailing training in 2006, I purchased my first sailboat and have been sailing along the Texas Gulf coast and throughout the Caribbean ever since. Associate of Science: Engineering Design - Coastal Bend College Currently working towards my USCG 50-Ton Master Captain license.


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Notes: I can teach year-round in the Austin, Texas area as well as for hire in locations across the USA and the Caribbean.

Training and assessment

Notes: When working together in the Austin, Texas area, sail training is done on a 27' Pearson monohull. I am also available to work with you to learn sailing on chartered sailboats in destinations across the USA and the Caribbean.


As a bonus "thank you", we'll give you two FREE sailing courses and electronic logbook!
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Feedback from previous students

George S., USA, IN, Brazil at 2024, Feb 11
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
she honestly explained to me how she would not allow me to go to certain areas of the boat and why. She would adapt methods of sailing to my physical abilities. She listens to the student without judgement.
Jackie B., USA, NC, Waynesville at 2024, Feb 01
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Emily was great from getting the charter organized to ensuring we had opportunities to practice, improve, and hone our skills during the week. Feedback was clear, consistent, fair, and directive with suggestions and examples given for demonstrating desired skills in subsequent days/exercises. I would highly recommend NauticEd instruction to anyone truly interested in advancing in the sport and accelerating learning.
Wayne B., USA, NC, Waynesville at 2024, Feb 02
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
A wonderful experience on a great boat in a beautiful location. Emily adapted our curriculum to the conditions and tailored it to focus on our needs while encouraging us to exceed our expectations while having a great time. I highly recommend her instruction and competence.
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